Wes Goosen
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Wes Goosen

Wes Goosen
Full nameWesley Goosen
Date of birth (1995-10-20) 20 October 1995 (age 26)
Place of birthEast London, South Africa
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight92 kg (203 lb; 14 st 7 lb)
SchoolWellington College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Centre, Fullback
Current team Wellington, Hurricanes
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014- Wellington 65 (130)
2016- Hurricanes 58 (125)
Correct as of 20 October 2021
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015 New Zealand U20 1 (5)
Correct as of 20 October 2021

Wes Goosen (born 20 October 1995) is a South African-born, New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a midfielder or outside back for Wellington in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup and the Hurricanes in the international Super Rugby competition.[1][2][3][4]

Early career

Born in the South African city of East London, Goosen moved to New Zealand along with his family at the age of 4, initially settling in Auckland, where he attended primary school, before moving south to the nation's capital, Wellington where he attended high school at Wellington College. After graduating from high school, he went on to play club rugby for Old Boys University while also being a member of Wellington's Under-19 side which won the national title in 2014.[2][5]

Senior career

Goosen first played provincial rugby for Wellington in the 2014 ITM Cup, making his only appearance in a 25-37 loss at home to Waikato in round 1. In the 2015 ITM Cup, Goosen was a more regular player, scoring 2 tries in 9 matches. Goosen also played in the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup, scoring 4 tries in 11 games.[4]

Super Rugby

Goosen was not named in the Hurricanes squad for the 2016 Super Rugby season; however following an incident in which 5 players breached the franchise's protocols and were subsequently stood down, he made his Super Rugby debut in the number 11 jersey against the Reds. The 20-year old scored with his first touch of the ball in the 14th minute, to help his side record a 29-14 win. He made one further substitute appearance that year.[1][4][6]

Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd promoted Goosen to the senior squad for the franchise's title defense in 2017.[3]


Goosen was a New Zealand Schools representative in 2013, and scored a try in their 17-16 victory over Australia.[7] He was also a member of the New Zealand Under-20 side which competed in the Oceania Championship in Australia in May 2015; however he didn't make the final squad for the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Italy.[5][8][9]

Career Honours


Super Rugby Statistics

As of 24 January 2017[4]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2016 Hurricanes 2 1 1 98 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
Total 2 1 1 98 1 0 0 0 5 0 0


  1. ^ a b "Wes Goosen Hurricanes Player Profile". Hurricanes Rugby. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Wes Goosen Wellington Lions Player Profile". Wellington Lions. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Hurricanes 2017 Squad Guide" (PDF). All Blacks.com. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Wes Goosen itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Wes Goosen hoping for Goats success on Saturday". Club Rugby.co.nz. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Goosen to debut v Reds as Canes stand down five" (Press release). Hurricanes. 12 May 2016. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "2013 NZ Schools team named". All Blacks.com. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Wes Goosen All Blacks Player Profile". All Blacks.com. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "New Zealand Under-20 squad named for Oceania Championships". Rugby Heaven. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 2017.

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